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Flagstaff Will Pick Up Old Christmas Trees Jan. 6
The city of Flagstaff is reminding residents that its annual “treecycling” program will be picking up trees curbside Jan. 6. Dylan Lenzen, manager of the program, said the trees are shredded into chips for mulch and soil-like material that’s required to be deposited each day on top of landfills.
Jan. 2, 2020
Q&AZ: How Are Superior Court Judges Selected?
A listener wanted to know about Superior Court judges in Arizona and how they’re selected for office. Maricopa, Pima, Pinal and Coconino counties use a merit-based system.
Jan. 2, 2020
4 Navajo Code Talkers Die In 2019, 5 Remain
In 2019, four Navajo Code Talkers died. That leaves only five who live to tell the story of their historic legacy. In 1942, 29 Navajos developed an unbreakable code that led to the end of World War II. More than 400 Navajos then executed it.
Jan. 2, 2020
As Winter Approaches, All Eyes Turn Toward Rocky Mountain Snowpack
The West’s water security is wrapped up in snow. When it melts, it becomes drinking and irrigation water for millions throughout the region. A high snowpack lets farmers, skiers and water managers breathe a sigh of relief, while a low one can spell long-term trouble.
Jan. 2, 2020
Pair Of Loop 101 Ramps To Close As Part Of Widening Project
The roughly three-month closure of a second pair of Loop 101 ramps in north Phoenix starts Jan. 5. The Arizona Department of Transportation says the westbound Loop 101 off-ramp and the eastbound Loop 101 on-ramp at 7th Avenue will close at 9 p.m. on Sunday.
Jan. 2, 2020
Todd McFarlane Breaks A Record, Takes On Hollywood With
Todd McFarlane's creation "Spawn" became a Guinness record-holder when its 301st issue went to press, and the Valley resident is working on turning the comic book into a major motion picture that he would direct himself.
Jan. 1, 2020
Latino Group Wants To Clear Up Misperceptions In America
As tension over immigration reform and border security continues to boil over, a number of Latinos feel there is a misperception about how American they may be.
Jan. 1, 2020
New Analysis: The World Is On The Precipice Of A Mobility Revolution
There’s evidence all around us that transportation and mobility are changing, and new analysis says we’re now looking at mobility’s second great inflection point.
Jan. 1, 2020
Faith And The Environment: Why Climate Change Is An Everything Issue
Katharine Hayhoe never meant to become a climate scientist. In fact, in college she started out studying astrophysics, but she needed one more class to finish her degree, and she found a new one over in the geography department on climate science.
Jan. 1, 2020
Phoenix musicians are behind some of the most popular bars and restaurants in town. Lauren Cusimano, food editor for Phoenix New Times, first reported on this trend in a piece she dubbed “Demos to Dining.”
Jan. 1, 2020
Author Felicia Day Encourages Everyone To
Felicia Day is an actress, gamer, YouTube star, writer, producer, and author. Since she published her first book, she’s heard from countless fans who told her her story helped them overcome their own fears and start creating. So, in her new book, Embrace Your Weird: Face Your Fears and Unleash Creativity, she’s taking that to the next level.
Jan. 1, 2020
Community Members Protest Deactivation Of Red Light Cameras
Councilwoman Debra Stark and members of the community gathered Wednesday morning to protest the deactivation of red light cameras in Phoenix. This comes after the city council voted not to extend the current contract for cameras at a dozen intersections.
Phoenix Red Light Cameras Could Return At New Locations
Jan. 1, 2020
Arizona Workers Get Higher Minimum Wages In 2020
Starting Jan.1, 2020, the statewide minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour. In Flagstaff, the minimum wage will increase to $13 an hour.
Jan. 1, 2020
Phoenix Seeks Proposals To Reopen Mexico Trade Offices
Phoenix closed trade offices in two Mexican cities in 2019, and now officials say they’re looking for a firm to reopen them for much cheaper.
Jan. 1, 2020
2019 Was A Wet Year For The Phoenix Metro Area
The National Weather Service says just under 6 inches of rain fell in 2019 at Sky Harbor International Airport, but unofficial, supplemental data measuring rainfall throughout metro Phoenix says it was the wettest year in a decade.
Jan. 1, 2020
New Congressional Seat, Redistricting Likely In Arizona After 2020 Census
Arizona is almost certain to gain a congressional seat after the 2020 Census. That’s because the state’s population has grown faster than the national average over the past decade.
Jan. 1, 2020
Dr. Joseph Sirven: The Doctors Bag
After his own black bag reminded one patient of "The Exorcist," our medical commentator Dr. Joseph Sirven considered the question: Do doctors still carry medical bags?
Jan. 1, 2020
Godzilla First Came Roaring Into Cinema 65 Years Ago
Sixty-five years ago, one of the most iconic movie monsters was created, emerging from Japan’s nuclear fallout. His name is Godzilla.
Dec. 31, 2019
Points Of View: Helping Foster Kids Transition To Adulthood
Kids who "age out" of the foster care system at age 18 nationwide face daunting odds. But, for a lot of important reasons, only about a quarter of them take advantage of services designed to help them transition into adulthood.
Dec. 31, 2019
Dr. Joseph Sirven:
A new near-infrared light cap is a novel but promising approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s just one of many, many other attempts to fight the disease as it becomes more prevalent.
Dec. 31, 2019

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